Mental health charity Mind is encouraging people to join its Crafternoon event by throwing your own crafty afternoon. The campaign encourages you to raise money for the charity while enjoying an afternoon of therapeutic and festive crafts.
WHAT IS IT?
Mind’s Crafternoon campaign is a fundraising event that encourages you to organise a Crafternoon at work, school, or at home – inviting people to make a small donation and enjoy a fun, festive craft-themed event in the comfort of your own home - or even at work.
It’s a good excuse to give a craft you’d like to try a go – knitting, crochet, paper crafts, embroidery, stitching, fabric dying, glass etching, or scrapbooking – basically, anything you like!
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
There are details below to register for a Crafternoon fundraising pack, which will help you get started with craft ideas and fundraising tips. It also comes with some special templates that you can use on the day too! It’s a great chance to socialise with other people – inviting your work colleagues, neighbours, family, and friends (old and new!), and friends of friends.
ARE THERE ANY KEY DATES?
You can hold a Crafternoon at any time but Mind suggest that mid-November onwards is a good time for some festive crafting. Don’t forget to pop Sunday 6th December into your diaries! Mind will be holding a virtual Crafternoon for anybody who wants to swap hints and tips or share their crafty achievements. The team have invited special guests to provide craft demonstations on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
HOW TO SEND OFF FOR A PACK
You can find out more and start planning your Crafternoon by ordering a specially designed pack – there are three options: aimed at Workplace Crafternooners, Traditional Crafternooners, and Vintage Crafternooners. Each pack will contain suggested activities, helpful resources and useful hints and tips.
There are also more resources on the Mind website to complete your Crafternoon – including a personalised poster and downloadable bunting. To order a Crafternoon pack click here, and find out more about the campaign here.